Sometimes it just doesn’t work out.

Have you ever had one of those days? Your kids are sick and cranky, you are up all night with a barfing kid and another kid who is having a hard time breathing from all the congestion and a dog with the runs and your husband is sick and you’re stressed from work, and then you sit down to try to make something with certain parameters. And this happens.


Or doesn’t happen. The picture’s garbage, the stickles I used made the ink bleed, the card is too busy and still did not have the three thingees on the side or the hanging tag, and I said to myself, “ENOUGH.” Today, I’ll go home, take a nap, get up and take care of the things that I’ve had to push aside for the last two evenings, and try again. It’s only paper and ink, right? And today’s another day.

The card started as an interpretation of Beate’s sketch for this weekend. It ended its short life in the garbage this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find BEAUTIFUL creations by visiting Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon (and please leave some get well wishes for Sharon while you’re there!). Have a fabulous weekend!

If you must know what was used in the creation of this card. . .it’s all SU! (except the stickles I thought might salvage it). Rose Red, paper from Bali Breeze, Old Olive, Groovy Guava, and Shimmery White. I think that is Olive ribbon, too. Stamps are the Stitched Exotics and Stitched Background.

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  1. Posted February 1, 2008 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Jenn, I think it’s so happy and bright and would certainly bring a smile to my face if it appeared in my mailbox! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just darling, but I know how we don’t always like everything we create! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe you’ll like it better later! Great job!

  2. Posted February 1, 2008 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    sending ((hugs)) and get-well wishes to your home.
    I think the card is beautiful. Not busy at all. I love the layout of the flowers. And can’t even see ink bleeding. So, it’s a beauty in my book:)
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Posted February 1, 2008 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    {{{{{Jenn}}}}} Oh girl….Big hugs! Hope that your weekend is restful.

  4. Inky Paws
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I like the card maybe your just being too hard on yourself being so tired and stressed. I love the color combination. I never use my Grava but I”m inspired to do so by your card.

    Hope your world calms down and everyone gets to feeling better and you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Jill R.
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I like your card – not too busy, great color combos – maybe after some rest you can retrieve it from the trash and take another look – it really is a great card! Take care!

  6. Posted February 1, 2008 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Well, I’d let this card leave crumbs in my bed…LOL
    Sorry for the twisted Friday humor, I’m just ready for the weekend:)

    And honestly the minute I saw this card I thought “I knew I should’ve put this set on my order this morning &*%*@…”
    Hope your day gets better and you have a fab weekend!

  7. Posted February 1, 2008 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    your “mistakes” still look better than my masterpieces chica-i think it is adorable!

  8. Posted February 1, 2008 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Girl…you know how my cards look like when they don’t work out! This is gorgeous! Crazy woman. Hugs and grins

  9. Posted February 1, 2008 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Big Hugs Jenn…. I’m sorry babe. Hey, I think your card is beautiful. At least you weren’t up until the wee hours working on the WRONG sketch! Yah, I did that. DORK… I’m such a dork. I truly LOVE your card… even without the side “thingies”.
    Hang in there sweet girl!

  10. Pattie Sykes
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    You are being too hard on yourself! I love your card — instead of putting it in the trash — send it my way! I will use it! LOL


  11. Joyclynn
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I agree with everyone else! This cards is lovely. You’re being WAY too hard on yourself!! I wish half my cards ended up as fantablous as this! XX Hugs XX

  12. QC
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Hey Jenn – you know what they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I wish that treasure seeker would come and evacuate my many many MANY failed attempts! LOL!!

    Hang in there honey! Love and miss ya TONS!

    (and ew…..I can *so* relate to the dog issues….we need to talk! LOL!!)

  13. Posted February 1, 2008 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    If only my best cards looked as good as your “trash”!

    I think the card is lovely!

  14. Theresa Grdina
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Jenn: I think this card is pretty. I never noticed what you mentioned as a problem with it. Just goes to show you how hard we are on ourselves sometimes. Hang in there – the first 100 years are the hardest!

  15. Posted February 1, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Jenn….just so you know, I totally have those days! You are not alone! Funny thing….your mess isn’t that bad. hang in there!

  16. Posted February 1, 2008 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I think you card is beautiful! Love the colors! Hang in there!

  17. Betsie
    Posted February 1, 2008 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Ahhh, sorry you are having a difficult time. We all have those days from time to time. Hang in there it will get better. I like the card though…it’s pretty. Bright and cheerful.

  18. Debra
    Posted February 2, 2008 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Hon, you must be coming down with something as well. It is beautiful. (((HUGS))) I hope today is a better day for all of you.

  19. Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01)
    Posted February 2, 2008 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I think it’s so pretty! Even though you are experiencing some chaos at home you still gave me a chuckle with your post which is why I love your blog. That and the fact that your cards ROCK!!!

  20. Kim Hensley
    Posted February 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I hear you! {hugs} Thanks for posting anyway and showing us that even you have days when stamping projects don’t come out as planned. I’m sure your mojo will be back soon, take a nap and relax!

  21. Posted February 2, 2008 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    FUN CARD!! I just ordered this set yesterday!! I’m excited to play with it!

  22. Posted February 2, 2008 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty! Love the sparkle! TFS ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Posted February 3, 2008 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I like the card but I can relate to your experience of a card “gone wrong!”

  24. Teresa
    Posted February 19, 2008 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    It’s loverly Jenn! Fun layout with fun-fun colors!

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